Problem behaviour and delinquency in children and youth - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 85-002-X20010048390


Using data from the 1994/95 and 1996/97 National Longitudinal Survey on Children and Youth, this Juristat examines problem behaviour and delinquency as reported by a representative sample of youths between 10 and 13 years of age. Specifically four different issues are explored. First, the demographic variation in delinquency is assessed. Second, to understand life-course trajectories of children and youth involved in aggressive behaviour and delinquent acts against property, stability in delinquency is examined. Third, to understand why young people commit offences, it is important to differentiate aggressive behaviour from other types of delinquency. Therefore, the relationship between aggressive behaviour and delinquent acts against property is examined. Finally, the most common risk factors in childhood and early adolescence are presented.

Issue Number: 2001004
Author(s): Doob, Anthony; Jenkins, Jennifer; Sprott, Jane

Main Product: Juristat

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PDFJune 12, 2001